April 3, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
FRIDAY, 3 APRIL 1942
(10th Air Force): Six B-17's from Asansol bomb warehouses and docks at Rangoon starting three large fires; one B-17E fails to return.
(SWPA, 5th Air
Force): 21st and 22d Transport Squadrons, Air Transport Command, US Army Forces
in Australia, are activated at Archerfield and Essendon respectively with various transport aircraft. 39th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor),
35th Pursuit Group (Interceptor), transfers from Mount Gambier to Williamstown with P-39's; first mission is June 2, 1942.